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North Carolina's law against accurately reporting the rate of sea level rise





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Published on Jun 4, 2012

'You can't legislate the ocean, and you can't legislate storms.' -- East Carolina University geologist Stan Riggs

The state General Assembly's Replacement House Bill 819 would rule that scientists are not allowed to accurately predict sea-level rise. Using only legal calculations, the sea level will now rise eight inches by the end of the century--- not the forty that scientists estimate.

North Caroline Sea Level Rise Bill 819:­12-5/SLR-bill.pdf

Sea Level Bill Would Allow North Carolina to Stick Its Head in the Sand:

IPCC Summary for Policy Makers (SPM), Sea Level Rise Projections, year 2007:

Sea level rise likely to be greater than IPCC Assessment Report Four predicted:

A Semi-Empirical Approach to Projecting Future Sea-Level Rise:

Download global sea level reconstruction data:


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